Meet the Makers 2022

Meet the Makers 2022

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MEET THE MAKERS

The people behind the products.

MEET THE MAKERS

The people behind

the products.

NOVEMBER 2022

Every product has a story, a raison d’être, a problem to solve, an inspiration, a dream. Here are a few of those stories from the makers in our Holiday Gift Guide.

Heidi McLean & Sara Pollock

HUNTER HOUSE BATH & BODY

Harvey Station, NB

hunterhouse.ca

Heidi McLean and Sara Pollock are a mother-daughter team working together to create Hunter House Bath & Body. Back in 2016, they started making cold-process soaps and quickly expanded to bath bombs, body butter, lip balms, sugar scrubs and crystal infused candles. Their handmade products have natural ingredients and have brought joy to many homes across Atlantic Canada. Sara and Heidi are dedicated to making their products with the best ingredients available.

Sara Pollock

HUNTER HOUSE BATH & BODY

Harvey Station, NB

hunterhouse.ca

Sara Pollock is the daughter of a mother-daughter team working together to create Hunter House Bath & Body. Back in 2016, they started making cold-process soaps and quickly expanded to bath bombs, body butter, lip balms, sugar scrubs and crystal infused candles. Their handmade products have natural ingredients and have brought joy to many homes across Atlantic Canada. Sarah and her mother are dedicated to making their products with the best ingredients available.

Kelli Urquhart

SKIN POTION NATURALS

Fredericton, NB

skinpotionnaturals.com

“Happy Skin, Healthy Skin”, is the motto of Kelli Urquhart’s company, Skin Potion Naturals. Kelli struggled finding body soaps that did not dry out her skin, so she took matters into her own hands. After her handmade soap collection grew larger and larger, she decided to start selling her cold-process soaps for all to enjoy. And after having 2 children, she turned her focus on expanding her product range to create natural products for kids.

Kelli Urquhart

SKIN POTION NATURALS

Fredericton, NB

skinpotionnaturals.com

“Happy Skin, Healthy Skin”, is the motto of Kelli Urquhart’s company, Skin Potion Naturals. Kelli struggled finding body soaps that did not dry out her skin, so she took matters into her own hands. After her handmade soap collection grew larger and larger, she decided to start selling her cold-process soaps for all to enjoy. And after having 2 children, she turned her focus on expanding her product range to create natural products for kids.

Erin Keatch

CARAVAN & COMPANY

Dieppe, NB

caravanand.co

Erin Keatch had a vision of taking the ancient “Silk Road” that connected Asia, Europe and Africa and modernizing it online. As caravans used to bring unique goods across the world, Caravan & Company aims to do the same. Erin focuses on working with women led businesses and artisans that make unique pieces of clothing, bags and accessories. All products are carefully selected to become treasured items in your wardrobe collection.

Cheryl & Don Taylor

TAYLORS TARTANS

Plaster Rock, NB

taylorstartans.com

It all started with a folding table in the corner of the living room, a sewing machine jammed with tartan and a flat cap made for her husband. Cheryl Taylor decided to go into business and her product line now includes neckties, scarves, pet items, home decor, and many other tartan products. These Scottish inspired goods are handmade by a team dedicated to creating quality products with love and care. Taylors Tartans now provide any tartan needs from British Columbia to Nova Scotia and everywhere in between.

Cheryl & Don Taylor

TAYLORS TARTANS

Plaster Rock, NB

taylorstartans.com

It all started with a folding table in the corner of the living room, a sewing machine jammed with tartan and a flat cap made for her husband. Chery Taylor decided to go into business and her product line now includes neckties, scarves, pet items, home decor, and many other tartan products. These Scottish inspired goods are handmade by a team dedicated to creating quality products with love and care. Taylors Tartans now provide any tartan needs from British Columbia to Nova Scotia and everywhere in between.

In Memory of Don Taylor

Tammy Bigney

CINNAMON FERN

Titusville, NB

facebook.com/cinnamonfernNB

Tammy Bigney is one of the faces behind the magic of Cinnamon Fern, a family owned business that creates a variety of goods like jewelry, planters, cards, coasters, and so much more! She makes each piece with thought, care, and the goal of bringing joy to your home. Each season she has a new bundle of goodies ready to decorate your home. Keep an eye out for what she puts out next!

Melissa LeGresley

INFLUITIVE ART

Grande-Digue, NB

influitiveart.com

Influitive Art is the combination of Melissa LeGresley’s passion for art and the powerful energy of nature. Melissa loves to create beautiful jewelry and decor inspired by her home in Grande-Digue, NB. She gathers hand-picked items like sand, seashells, flowers, sea glass, and other natural elements to incorporate into her pieces. She uses genuine crystals and gemstones to enhance her work with energy, making each product unique.

Melissa LeGresley

INFLUITIVE ART

Grande-Digue, NB

influitiveart.com

Influitive Art is the combination of Melissa LeGresley’s passion for art and the powerful energy of nature. Melissa loves to create beautiful jewelry and decor inspired by her home in Grande-Digue, NB. She gathers hand-picked items like sand, seashells, flowers, sea glass, and other natural elements to incorporate into her pieces. She uses genuine crystals and gemstones to enhance her work with energy, making each product unique.

BRENT ROURKE

Bloomfield, NB

brentrourke.com

Brent Rourke’s passion for woodworking started when he was a teenager. After years of perfecting his art in his spare time after school, he opened Brent Rourke Woodworking. Today, Brent crafts each piece with care and skill using the finest woods available, such as cherry, birdseye maple and various specialty woods. He is proud of every piece he puts for sale and loves that each product is created naturally from North American wood.

Judy & Liette Doucet

STELLA'S DAUGHTERS

Moncton, NB

stellasdaughters.ca

Judy and Liette Doucet are two sisters that have come together and created Stella’s Daughters, a Moncton-based business that sells handmade home decor, bath products and art work. Naming their business after their mother, Stella, makes this family business even more special. Judy has a photography background and Liette has a home decor background, making them an unstoppable duo. They are passionate about bringing handcrafted and artful accessories to homes across the country.

Judy & Liette Doucet

STELLA'S DAUGHTERS

Moncton, NB

stellasdaughters.ca

Judy and Liette Doucet are two sisters that have come together and created Stella’s Daughters, a Moncton-based business that sells handmade home decor, bath products and art work. Naming their business after their mother, Stella, makes this family business even more special. Judy has a photography background and Liette has a home decor background, making them an unstoppable duo. They are passionate about bringing handcrafted and artful accessories to homes across the country.

Claire Jenner

RESCUE COFFEE CO.

Dieppe, NB

rescuecoffeeco.com

Claire Jenner is the owner of Rescue Coffee Co., a coffee brand that donates a portion of its proceeds to partnering animal rescue organizations. As Claire likes to say, “Sip a cup, save a pup!” When passion for animals meets a delicious need for coffee, this is where Rescue Coffee comes in. With their fair-trade and organically grown coffee, you are giving farmers fair wages and supporting local businesses. Try their amazing roasts to help more than just the animals in our community.

Frederique Dangremond

GARDEN BAR

Moncton, NB

gardenbar.ca

Combining a love for nature with a passion for cooking, Frederique Dangremond created “Garden Bar”, as a way to incorporate nature's flavors into the kitchen. She wanted to create an easier way to get the beauty and amazing tastes of nature into our daily lives. Frederique makes various syrups that can be used in teas, cocktails, and everyday cooking to bring flavor to each meal. Her goal is to create exceptional products that will become a staple in your kitchen.

Frederique Dangremond

GARDEN BAR

Moncton, NB

gardenbar.ca

Combining a love for nature with a passion for cooking, Frederique Dangremond created “Garden Bar”, as a way to incorporate nature's flavors into the kitchen. She wanted to create an easier way to get the beauty and amazing tastes of nature into our daily lives. Frederique makes various syrups that can be used in teas, cocktails, and everyday cooking to bring flavor to each meal. Her goal is to create exceptional products that will become a staple in your kitchen.

Marina Pavlovska

MY STITCHING FUN

Dieppe, NB

etsy@mystitchingfun

Marina Pavlovska, originally from Ukraine, learned to cross stitch as a kid from her baba (Grandmother). After becoming a mother she decided to try something new and modern which is when she created cross stitching hair accessories. Marina loves embroidery and vintage pieces; each of her creations are designed for you to love and cherish. All of her pieces are hand-made and cross stitched with love and care in New Brunswick.

Natasha Hynes

SUBTIDAL CREATIONS

Saint John, NB

etsy@SubtidalCreationsCo

Natasha Hynes is the creator of Subtidal Creations, a company that takes algae from the Atlantic Ocean and presses it to make unique pieces of art. Natasha collects each sample of algae herself by scuba diving into the ocean and hand picking it. These statement pieces enhance the decor for any room in your home and make the perfect gift for ocean lovers.

Natasha Hynes

SUBTIDAL CREATIONS

Saint John, NB

thesireneproject.com

Natasha Hynes is the creator of Subtidal Creations, a company that takes algae from the Atlantic Ocean and presses it to make unique pieces of art. Natasha collects each sample of algae herself by scuba diving into the ocean and hand picking it. These statement pieces enhance the decor for any room in your home and make the perfect gift for ocean lovers.

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2 comments


  • Danielle

    Your link does not work when we click to “www.NBMade.ca”
    Please fix your site and make these artists known to all


  • Amanda DONAHER

    Thank you for the fun gift guide


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